Worship Guide | 5/9/2021

There will be printed copies of the bulletin available at both services today.
The Worship Guide is also available in full at the bottom of this page, or
you can print a copy of the Worship Guide.

9am outdoor service: Printed copies of our Sunday Bulletin will be available at the corner of Mulberry St. and First St. or from a welcome team member.
11:15am indoor service: Printed copies of our Sunday Bulletin will be available in the Sanctuary.


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Welcome

Call to Worship
Isaiah 12:4-5

Give thanks to the LORD,
call upon his name,
make known his deeds among the peoples,
proclaim that his name is exalted.
Sing praises to the LORD, for he has done gloriously;
let this be made known in all the earth.

Prayer for God’s Presence

Hymn
Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise.

Unresting, unhasting and silent as light,
Nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might;
Thy justice like mountains high soaring above
Thy clouds which are fountains
of goodness and love.

Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
Thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight;
All praise we would render; O help us to see
‘Tis only the splendor of light hideth thee!

Affirmation of Faith
The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of his Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father; by whom all things were made; who for us and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; he suffered and was buried; and the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father; and he shall come again, with glory, to judge both the living and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.

And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets; and we believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church; we acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen

Baptism – 9am

Scripture Reading
Psalm 119:33–40

Teach me, O LORD, the way of your statutes;
and I will keep it to the end.
Give me understanding, that I may keep your law
and observe it with my whole heart.
Lead me in the path of your commandments,
for I delight in it.
Incline my heart to your testimonies,
and not to selfish gain!
Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things;
and give me life in your ways.
Confirm to your servant your promise,
that you may be feared.
Turn away the reproach that I dread,
for your rules are good.
Behold, I long for your precepts;
in your righteousness give me life!

Silent Confession of Sin

Corporate Confession of Sin

Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have turned our eyes toward worthless things and our hearts are often inclined to selfish gain. In your mercy forgive what we have been and direct what we shall be, so that we may delight in your commands and walk in your ways. Amen

Words of Encouragement
Romans 5:6-8

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Hymn
Your Will Be Done

Your will be done, my God and Father
As in Heaven, so on earth
My heart is drawn to self exalting;
Help me seek Your kingdom first
As Jesus walked, so I shall walk;
Held by Your same unchanging love
Be still my soul, Oh, lift your voice and pray,
Father not my will but Yours be done.

How in that garden he persisted
I may never fully know.
The fearful weight of true obedience
It was held by him alone.
What wondrous faith, to bear that cross,
To bear my sin, what wondrous love.
My hope was sure When there my Savior prayed:
Father not my will but Yours be done.

When I am lost, when I am broken,
In the night of fear and doubt;
Still I will trust in my good Father;
Yes, to one great King I bow!
As Jesus rose, so I shall rise
In ransomed glory at the throne;
My heart restored; With all your saints I sing:
Father, not my will but Yours be done.

As we go forth, our God and Father,
Lead us daily in the fight
That all the world might see Your glory
And Your Name be lifted high.
And in this Name we overcome
For You shall see us safely home.
*Now as your church We lift our voice and pray:
Father, not our will but Yours be done*

Pastoral Prayer

Worship Through Givin

Hymn
We Will Not Cease the Gospel to Proclaim

We will not cease the Gospel to proclaim.
Nor dare we ever turn from it in shame.
It is God’s pow’r to save in Jesus’ name.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

Both Jew and Greek, and all those who believe,
by faith alone the gift of life receive.
By grace alone, to Christ alone we cleave.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

All shall be saved who call upon the Lord.
How can they call on Whom they have not heard?
Arise, O Church, proclaim God’s saving Word!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

How vast the mercy shown to us in Christ,
who has redeemed us at so great a price!
We yield ourselves, a living sacrifice.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

Preaching of God’s Word
1 Thess. 1:5-10
The Power of the Gospel

Hymn
For the Cause

For the cause of Christ the King
We give our lives, an offering
’Til all the earth resounds
With ceaseless praise to the Son.

For the cause of Christ we go
With joy to reap, with faith to sow,
As many see and many
put their trust in the Son.

Christ we proclaim,
the Name above every name:
For all creation, Ev’ry nation,
God’s salvation through the Son!

For the King once lifted high
To cries of rage, of ‘crucify!’
Endured the cross,
As every sin was laid on the Son.

To the King who conquered death
To free the poor and the oppressed
For lasting peace,
For life and liberty in the Son.

Christ we proclaim,
the Name above every name:
For all creation, Ev’ry nation,
God’s salvation through the Son!

Let it be my life’s refrain:
To live is Christ, to die is gain;
Deny myself, take up my cross
and follow the Son.

Let it be my life’s refrain:
To live is Christ, to die is gain;
Deny myself, take up my cross
and follow the Son.

Christ we proclaim,
the Name above every name:
For all creation, Ev’ry nation,
God’s salvation through the Son!

Benediction


The sanctuary flowers are given today to the glory of God and in honor of all mothers by the Women in the Church.

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